In Baile Átha Cliath, we live amongst typography. It influences and informs our every day lives in Dublin, Ireland. This typography-led mini-film was directed and shot in and around central Dublin on February 25.
I spent most Saturdays in my childhood at Chinese school. I hated it with every fiber of my being. I hated it so much I once drew a picture that said ‘I HATE SATURDAYS’ and all the letters were creepy monsters. Michiel van der Born’s work reminds me of that drawing I did.
I am admittably not the biggest bicycle fan in the universe, but I really love typography in all shapes and forms. These “name-frame bikes” are a creation of Juri Zaech, a Swiss Art Director currently living and working in Paris. I wonder, since he’s already designed a ‘Nina’ model, how much it would take to create a ‘Nini’ model for me. Hmmm.
Answer four simple questions to the ‘psychotherapist’ in the chair and find out what font type matches perfectly your personality. This is an entertaining animated quiz, with interesting background information on each respective font. A must for typography fans.
It’s difficult to miss Barbara Kruger’s Plenty installation at New York’s Guild Hall. The entire museum space has been painted both inside and out with Kruger’s gigantic sans serif white type on shiny black backdrops and juxtaposed photography until October 11. The concept artist’s work explores pertinent themes of youth, consumerism, the media and desire.
This beautiful Marbling Typeface was created by Tiana Vasiljev after a visit to a museum in South Vietnam: ‘each character was created, shaped and photographed individually to create these abstract fonts. The project involved creating and capturing the organic forms that come naturally with the marbling process. All 26 letters of the alphabet were created in upper-case letters’.
Made from redundant street banners, leather jackets and couches destined for the garbage dump, creative group Poketo and South Korea’s eco-friendly non-profit shopEco Party have re-purposed these eco-friendly materials into an assortment of durable, one-of-a-kind tote bags in celebration of Earth Day. Flourishing with lovely typography and colourful splatters, these adorable totes are anything but [...]
Herb Lubalin’s influence as a graphic designer is undeniable, and now his name graces the side of the new building at Cooper Union. The inaugural exhibit of the Lubalin Center just opened with the beautiful Mike Essl-curated show, Lubalin Now. I’ve been noticing recently that design exhibitions have been blowing away more traditional fine art [...]
French artist and designer Cat Lauighan lives in Brooklyn where she creates experimental typography and compelling mixed media works with a uniquely muted color palette. Her illustrations were recently featured in the latest and final issue of the always interesting Amelia’s Magazine. By her own admission, she hates ‘cheese and snails and loves to eat eggs’.